Michael Friedlander, Esq.
Michael is one of the founders of The-Gift-Tree program. He is the Chairman and President of The-Gift-Tree Foundation.
Now living in Los Angeles, Michael is a South African-born international business attorney, author, CEO, strategic consultant and radio host.
His main claim to fame is that he is Steve Linde‘s cousin.
As our executive vice-president, Vishal provides leadership, advice, and guidance on our strategic relationships and on our liaison with veterans.
Now living in Southern California, he was born in Chicago. He has had an extraordinarily distinguished career in the Marine Corps, where he served (and continues to serve) for over 17 years in multiple theaters around the world. He is a decorated Marine Corps fighter pilot and has flown more than 2,000 tactical hours.
He was attached to a Marine Expeditionary Unit and Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO), the elite Marines Corps unit tasked with bringing in fire support from air, sea, and land in support Special Operations Forces. Both organizations liaise between a named Task Force and the theater commander to which they are operating within. ANGLICO has the distinction of being the only US DoD unit capable of performing these tasks.
Such was his stature that Vishal and his family were targeted by ISIS and was placed on their published kill-list. In one of his podcasts, Vishal tells this story…
Quite apart from his quite extraordinary military career, Vishal’s main claim to fame is that he also represented the United States in water polo.
Greg is Vice President of Social Media Marketing and Audio and Video Production.
After graduating from Boston University, Greg is now again living in Los Angeles. In addition to his undisputed expertise in social media and audio and video production, Greg provides us with the invaluable asset of lowering the average age of our Management Team.